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Owls come from behind to win second straight

AKRON, Ohio- From one homecoming win to another. The football team spoiled Akron’s homecoming game Saturday, rallying from a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit to win, 24-20, at the Rubber Bowl. The Owls trailed their Mid-American Conference foe, 20-3, heading into the fourth quarter before the offensive fireworks began.…

Football team lands local recruit

Shahid Paulhill, a defensive end at North Catholic High, gave the football team a verbal commitment Saturday after observing the Owls defeat Northern Illinois, 16-15, at Lincoln Financial Field. Paulhill became the 13th player to commit as part of the 2008 class, joining offensive lineman Ryan Murray as the second player from Philadelphia.…

Akron, Owls coming off dramatic wins

This time, the water cooler was not emptied on coach Al Golden. Players didn’t get teary-eyed. And the fans weren’t as ecstatic as they were at Homecoming last season, when the football team recorded its first win under Golden and snapped a 20-game losing streak.…

Defense king on Homecoming

The football team’s defense has a motto before every third down play: Get off the field, get off the field. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, that motto was nearly perfect as the Owls beat the Huskies, 16-15, on Homecoming.…

Nothing special about special teams

What else can go wrong? The football team’s special teams unit seems to be asking that question every time it steps on the field. Penalties, fumbles, missed kicks, missed blocks and missed tackles have all combined to make special teams a bit of an adventure this season for the Owls, who fell to 0-5 Saturday, courtesy of a 37-21 defeat by Army.…

Face of a leader

Perseverance is an attribute that is engrained in defensive end Leyon Azubuike’s family. Forty years ago, Azubuike’s father, Ifeanyi, was a soldier for the Bianfran Army during the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July 6, 1967 to Jan.…

Deja-vu

Each game, Adam DiMichele inscribes a message on his wristband. Sometimes it’s religious. Other times it’s not. But it’s always inspirational. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, the Temple quarterback wrote “Be their leader.” He was.…